I just finished this project...It took me longer that expected, is one of those patterns you really need to read carefully and avoid any distractions... or you make big mistakes and have to frog frog frog...
My 2 year old loves Russian nesting dolls and she calls them "mamushkas"
:). When asked what design she would like on a sweater, she answer
without a doubt: "Mamushkas". So this is my first adventure in intarsia
I have to say girly things are my inspiration lately. No only they are a pleasure to make, but even little girls appreciate them!!! :) (I love my boys to pieces, but I can't recall them being exited by my knitting garments:) ) LOL
This cardi was based on Swing Thing
by Theresa Belville, but I ended up modifying it heavily. I found a wonderful stitch that I wanted to try on the borders and it worked out beautifully.
Seeing so many "pillow" dresses on Pinterest just gave me the idea of knitting a top for my little one using a very easy "slip stitch" technique for interest.
Basically I knitted a tube in the round, divided it at the armpit level (without working any decreases) and finish both front and back flaps with a 2 in ribbing. This rib is then folded over and sewn inwards to create the casing for the ribbon (I knitted the ribbon, too, but next time I'll use a real ribbon... easier and less boring!!!!! Knitting such a long strip was no fun:))))
After being tested, my new design is available..this time I dedicated my full time to crochet, which has always been my first love... I just recently learned to read and write crochet patterns, so it was a challenge to write this down, but it also gave me a lot of satisfaction.
A simple, fast working lace top, with minimum shaping… ideal for the
Summer if worked in cotton and for the Fall if worked in a warmer yarn…
The ribbing portion (which has a small negative ease) adds interest and helps make this garment more fitted to the body.
There are easy instructions to customize the garment to any torso length, and to adapt the neck line to your taste.